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McGuire, Susan Fox Age 54, at rest December 28, 2012, after a 4 year battle with Amyloidosis. Loving wife of Matthew J. McGuire for 22 years; devoted mother of Benjamin, Declan and Fox; cherished daughter of David W. Fox, Sr. and Mary E. "Mike" Fox and dear daughter-in-law of Gerald F. and Margaret M. McGuire; loving sister of David W. (Alexandra) Fox, Jr; Katherine Fox (Ryan) Lanham and Thomas E. (Deborah) Fox; dear sister-in-law of Mary Anne McGuire, Stephen T. (Sarah) McGuire and John P. McGuire; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Susan was born on March 6, 1958 in Evanston, Illinois. She grew up in Clarendon Hills and Hinsdale graduating from Hinsdale Central High School in 1976. She attended Ripon College in Wisconsin and graduated in 1980. She met Matt while both worked in the Government Bond Department at Harris Bank. They married in June of 1990 and moved to Hinsdale in January of 1991. Susan has always felt lucky to be the mother of three wonderful boys and has said many times that she really loved being a part of their teenage years. She was an accomplished photographer and enjoyed taking pictures at all her son's games and events. She also loved to read, travel and cook. Another of her favorite activities was to gather with a group of friends on Monday evenings to watch Dancing With the Stars. Susan was very active in the community and her son's schools. She served on the boards of The Community House in Hinsdale and the Wayne and Helen Fox Community Center in West Chicago. She was very involved with the Union Church Preschool Programs and at Madison School. At Madison School she started, edited and produced the first school newspaper helping boost the skills of many budding journalists, comic strip artists and sports reporters. Susan had a great sense of humor and was fond of saying, "It's all about me!!" but in fact it was really all about the people she loved. Visitation Thursday, January 3rd from 4 to 8 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison St; Willowbrook. The funeral Mass will take place on Friday, January 4th, at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church 5005 S. Wolf Rd, Western Springs, at 9:45am. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be designated for Amyloidosis research at Mayo Clinic. Memorials can be made online at or mailed to Department of Development, Mayo Clinic 200 First St, Rochester, MN 55905. Service information: 630-325-2300 or

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March 25, 2013
It was a pleasure working with and knowing Susan. My deepest sympathy to Matt and his kids.
Ed Deeken
February 11, 2013
My deepest empathy to the McGuire and Fox Families. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a spouse, sibling, child or parent so young. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Karyn Mina Dillard-Gits
January 22, 2013
Matt, It has been a long time. My deepest prayers to your family.
John McGivney
January 17, 2013
Sending love to the McGuire and Fox families --
Barb Shipley
January 16, 2013
It was with much saddness that I learned today of Susan's passing. As one of the co-class agents for the Ripon College Class of 1980, I could not believe that I read that Susan was gone in correspondence that I received for the Spring Class Agent Letter.

Susan was incredibly beautiful, vivavious and loved by anyone around her while at Ripon. She had the love of life. As I read through the memories that people wrote of Susan's life, it was one well-lived. It amazes me how much we do not really know of a person, even though we spend four years of our lives with them.

I am so sad for her immediate family that they lost her so untimely. I find it hard to cope with the loss of a classmate as it smacks me in the head that life is short; that we know not when our time is up. I will strive to savor all the memories and moments that I can, because as my classmate and her family knows, they do not last forever.

To Matt and family, you have my sincere sympathy at the loss of your wife and mother. Please know that she will be forever and constantly with you. As Charles Dickens so aptly stated in his A Tale of Two Cities, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known."

May the shamrocks and heather fall softly for Susan.

With much sympathy,

Peggy Gero DaValt
Ripon College Class of 1980
Co-Class Agent
Columbus, Wisconsin
January 8, 2013
I knew Sue in college at Ripon. She was a genuinely kind woman. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God's blessing be with you.
Erica Hill
January 7, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Mcguire and Fox family. Your Susan was an amazing woman. She will be greatly missed. It has been over 34 years since I had seen her last but her lessons of life are still with me as well.
Kane Shutter
January 6, 2013
Matt, Ben, Declan, Fox, and Fox and McGuire Families I didn't know Susan , however, I was enlightrd by all the wonderful things people are saying about her. I am very sorry for your loss. I am praying for the entire family. God Bless all of you.

Con McGill,
Con McGill
January 4, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about beautiful Susan. She had the best sense of humor and was very kind to me when I was just finding my way. She was a brilliant spirit in life and I will never forget her.

"Thus shall ye think of this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud;
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream."

--Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
January 4, 2013
I'm so very sorry to hear of Susan's passing. I remember her vivacity in our "mother/child" class at Union Church with Ben. God bless the family and may she rest in peace.
Kathy Pearse
January 3, 2013
Dear Matt, Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Susan. God bless you, your sons, and both your families.
Dave & Laurie Matthews
January 3, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Susan a woman of grace, compassion, and a kind hearted soul; you will no doubt be missed by many.
Rebecca Busch
January 3, 2013
Dear Matt and family, We are so very sorry for your loss, Susan was a lovely person. We'll pray for you. Fondly, Scott, Pat Laura Jane, and Bobby Ridgeway
January 3, 2013
We are sorry for your lose..
Susan was very special.. god bless
Paul and Eileen Sweder
Gilbert, Az.
January 3, 2013
Susans example of living and loving life to the fullest started early and continued throughout her life. I will be holding the Fox and McGuire Family together in my thoughts and prayers
Lani Fabere
January 2, 2013
Dear Matt, Ben and family,
Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your devoted wife and mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your beautiful memories sustain you during these difficult days.
The Hamiltons- Debbie, Ron and Luke
January 2, 2013
To Matt and the Boys,
Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Strength and un questioned faith will carry you through. Never ask why, just know he has the master plan.

Mo Grant
Raymond James - Charlotte, NC
January 2, 2013
My sincerest condolences...your entire family is in my thoughts and in my prayers.
January 2, 2013
Matt,our deepest sympathies from all of us in Boca Raton.
Stacy Rodbell
January 2, 2013
Dear McGuire family -

I remember Susan as the photographer extraordinaire when Ben was a freshman on the Fenwick lacrosse team. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May she rest in peace.

Fondly, The Galvin Family
Molly, Sean '06 and Michael '09
January 2, 2013
Sending prayers to your family, Matt.
Leslie VanderVeen
January 2, 2013
I had the pleasure of teaching all three McGuire boys kindergarten. Susan sparkled whenever she spoke about her boys. It was very apparent she loved being your mom and was so proud of each of you. Matt,Ben,Declan,and Fox, may god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I will hug my three boys even tighter today. Susan's twinkle, and heart will be missed and remembered. XO Annie, Brendan, Jack, Gus and Hugh Dwyer
January 1, 2013
Matt, Ben, Declan, Fox, and Fox and McGuire Families –

I've loved Susan since the day I met her in the early 1970s. She's one of those uniquely gifted personalities who has the ability to challenge you in a way that touches your soul and causes you to strive to be a better person. And though we lost touch for a time, she has always been a part of my life. The light of her vivacious personality has checked and guided me through many of life's “missions”. I am grateful for the gift of her inspiration -- and will keep her with me always.

You are, so very much, in my thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by the warm embrace of the many, many folks who love her.

Barb Shipley
Barbara Shipley
January 1, 2013
Our friendship and prayers are with you.
Rick,Nancy,Max and Grant Paulsen
January 1, 2013
Dear Matt, Declan, Ben, Fox, and extended family,

Susan was such an amazing woman, and I so enjoyed her strong spirit and dry sense of humor. She was one of a kind - so smart, funny, well-read, interesting, and full of opinions! I loved that about her. She will be so incredibly missed, but will remain in our hearts and minds forever. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Much love,
Diane (& Mike) Dahl, Chicago Illinois
January 1, 2013
May Susan be carried to heaven on a bed of all our prayers.
Semper Fidelis
Bob & Ellie Dart
January 1, 2013
Matt, Ben, Declan, Fox, and the entire Fox and McQuire families, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. I am so lucky to have known Susan and enjoy many, many wonderful times together and shall carry very fond memories forever. Susan will be missed greatly, but the world is a much more brilliant place for having had Susan in it. Love to you all.
Doug Sonntag
January 1, 2013
May the love and support of friends and family help ease your way through this sad time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Amy Coleman
January 1, 2013
Matt: Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your wife, Susan. You are in our prayers.

Noel and Linda Keane
Littleton, Colorado
December 31, 2012
Dear Matt, sons and family,
My heartfelt sympathy for all of you. I know there are no words to ease your pain. Just know that many many people love you and are praying for you. Love, TBell
Terri Clouse
December 31, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Marilyn Weaver Sonnie
December 31, 2012
Dear Matt, Fox, Declan, Ben and all of Susan's family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I adored Susan and will always remember her for her fabulous sense of humor, her great storytelling and her beautiful smile. She loved you all so much, and I hope your wonderful memories and the love of your family and friends will help you through this sad time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky Gamble
December 31, 2012
So very sorry for your loss.
Rick and Carrie Moreland
December 31, 2012
Our sincere condolences
Amyloidosis Support Groups Inc.
December 31, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you and the whole family. I will remember Susan in my prayers....Fondly, Al Marks ND '53
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